Rabies clinic planned for June 4 in West Monroe

Submitted by Oswego County

The Oswego County Health Department will hold a rabies clinic for cats, dogs, and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the West Monroe Town Highway Garage, 46 County Route 11.

The health department suggests a $5 donation per animal to help cover the cost of the rabies clinics, but no one will be turned away. Dogs should be leashed and cats and pet ferrets should be in a cage.

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County GOP endorses local, state candidates

The Oswego County Republican Committee gathered for its annual county endorsement meeting on Thursday May 22 at Castaway’s Restaurant and endorsed several candidates for state and local office.

Assemblyman William A. Barclay, Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks and state Senator Patricia A. Ritchie were all unanimously endorsed along with Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd.

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AURORA visits Fulton Sunrise Rotary

At a recent Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian David Nethercott, left, introduced David DeFrancis, the director of outreach for AURORA of CNY, Inc, which covers Oswego, Onondaga and Cayuga counties and serves those who suffer hearing and vision loss.  Many customers suffer from macular degeneration. It is expected future generations will suffer more hearing loss from their use of earbuds/headphones. The typical customer is 55+ with a related issue up to the point of being declared legally blind. DeFrancis demonstrated many products designed to increase and maintain the independence of his customers.  These included: magnifiers, talking watches, books on tape, large print check registers and emergency contact books as wells as products to help those with a hearing loss. As these items are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, DeFrancis showed some low cost options.  Check out Hear-more.com and Maxi-aids.com for more information.  Their Website is: www.auroraofcny.org.   The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each  Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.
At a recent Sunrise Rotary meeting, Rotarian David Nethercott, left, introduced David DeFrancis, the director of outreach for AURORA of CNY, Inc, which covers Oswego, Onondaga and Cayuga counties and serves those who suffer hearing and vision loss. Many customers suffer from macular degeneration. It is expected future generations will suffer more hearing loss from their use of earbuds/headphones. The typical customer is 55+ with a related issue up to the point of being declared legally blind. DeFrancis demonstrated many products designed to increase and maintain the independence of his customers. These included: magnifiers, talking watches, books on tape, large print check registers and emergency contact books as wells as products to help those with a hearing loss. As these items are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare, DeFrancis showed some low cost options. Check out Hear-more.com and Maxi-aids.com for more information. Their Website is: www.auroraofcny.org. The Fulton Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. each Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Fulton baseball ends season with a win

By Rob Tetro

The Fulton varsity baseball team finished its season with a 4-14 record after losing two of its last three games.

On May 13, Cortland topped the Red Raiders 5-0. Christian Brothers Academy cruised past Fulton 11-4 May 15. Fulton knocked off county rival Phoenix 4-0 May 17.

In the Cortland game, the Purple Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first. After a scoreless second inning, Cortland expanded its lead, coring four more runs in the third for the shutout 5-0 win over Fulton.

Leading the way for the Red Raiders was Jon Cummins with two hits, followed by Michael Bolster and Chris Jones with a hit each.

On the mound, Fulton was led by Peter Ravesi, who threw one strikeout and allowed five runs off nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of work. In relief of Ravesi, Dillon Guernsey threw five strikeouts while allowing three hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched.

Against CBA, the Brothers had a 9-3 lead after the third inning. Following a scoreless fourth inning, CBA expanded its lead, scoring two more runs in the fifth to take an 11-3 lead.

But, the Red Raiders didn’t quit. After a scoreless sixth inning, Fulton scored to cut the deficit down to seven runs. But that was as close as they could get at CBA finished with an 11-4 win.

Fulton was led by Dan Coant with two hits and two RBIs including a homerun. Following Coant was Jake Seymour with two hits and an RBI and Cody Green, Dillon Guernsey, Jeremy Langdon and Peter Ravesi each added a hit.

The Red Raiders were led by Dan Count on the mound, who allowed 11 runs off 11 hits in five innings of work. In relief of Coant, George Lewis threw a strikeout while allowing one hit in an inning pitched.

In the Phoenix game, Fulton took a 2-0 lead in the first. Despite having its opportunities, Phoenix was unable to generate the offense it needed to rally. Fulton added two more runs during the second inning to cap off a 4-0 win.

Leading the way for the Phoenix was Zach Schlacter and Bryce Plante wiht a hit each. On the mound, Bradley Dietz allowed four runs off six hits in three innings of work. In relief of Dietz, Dan Frawley threw four strikeouts while allowing three hits in four innings pitched.

Fulton was led by Cameron Clark with two hits and an RBI, followed by Jon Cummins with two hits, Cody Green with a hit and an RBI and Charles Alton, Michael Bolster, Chris Jones and Jeremy Langdon each added a hit. Jake Seymour chipped in an RBI.

Peter Ravesi pitched a complete game for the Red Raiders. Ravesi threw six strikeouts while allowing only two hits.

Phoenix softball ends season at 5-14

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity softball team won one of its last three games to end the season at 5-14.

On May 13, Phoenix held off Bishop Ludden 9-8. Marcellus cruised past the Lady Firebirds 16-3 on May 14. Westhill knocked off Phoenix 11-0 in its season finale on May 15.

Phoenix and Bishop Ludden fought through four scoreless innings before Ludden scored three runs in the fifth. Then the Lady Firebirds stormed ahead during the sixth, outscoring Bishop Ludden by six runs to take a 9-6 lead.

Ludden made things interesting down the stretch, scoring two runs in the seventh pull to within one run. But Phoenix held on for the 9-8 win.

The Lady Firebirds were led by Isabello Garofalo with three hits, followed by Gabrielle Esposito with two hits and two RBIs, Shannon Dolan with a hit and three RBIs including a homerun, Skyler Mace, Megan Brown and Jada Jackowski with a hit each and Taylor Chesbro and Kimberly Holbrook each added an RBI.

On the mound, Phoenix was led by Alicia Midlar with nine strikeouts while allowing eight runs off five hits in seven innings pitched.

Against Marcellus, the Mustangs got things going after two scoreless innings, building a 6-0 lead in the third. However, Marcellus was only just beginning. They outscored the Lady Firebirds 6-1 in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 12-1 lead.

Marcellus put the finishing touches on an impressive performance during the sixth and seventh innings, outscoring Phoenix by two runs to cap off a 16-3 win.

Leading the way for the Lady Firebirds were Gabrielle Esposito, Jada Jackowski and Alicia Midlar, each with a hit. Megan Brown pitched a complete game for Phoenix with five strikeouts while allowing 16 runs off 12 hits in seven innings of work. However, 10 out of the 16 runs that Brown allowed were unearned.

Westhill had a 4-0 lead over Phoenix after two innings and didn’t stop there. The Warriors added five more runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 9-0 lead. Following a scoreless fifth inning, Westhill capped off their impressive outing, scoring two more runs during the sixth inning en route to an 11-0 win over Phoenix.

The Lady Firebirds were led by Shannon Dolan, Kimberly Holbrook and Kaitlyn Stenoski, each with a hit. On the mound, Phoenix was led by Megan Brown with two strikeouts while allowing 11 runs off eight hits in six innings pitched.

Oswego County asks folks to take “Path through History”

The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.
The Starr Clark Tin Shop on Route 104 in Mexico is one of the stops on the Paths of History Weekends tours in Oswego County.

Submitted by Oswego County Tourism

Several area museums and historic sites have planned special events to spotlight Oswego County’s rich heritage during New York State “Path through History Weekends” June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15.

“The Path through History program focuses on New York state’s historic sites and museums, and the many significant events and people from New York State who helped shape the history of our nation,” said Janet Clerkin, Oswego County Tourism Coordinator.

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